System Preference window stuck between spaces {[{Solved}]}

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RusJusMuz, May 12, 2009.

  1. RusJusMuz macrumors newbie

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    http://i41.tinypic.com/b7cbhi.png

    ^^^this is how it looks like

    I can only see the System Preference window when i hit the Spaces icon in the Dock

    I basically had 6 spaces & had System Preference window stetted to open in the 6th Space, but after installing a program called 'DockSpaces' i was down to 4 spaces

    http://i40.tinypic.com/20ztc2d.png
    i uninstalled it but still.....


    so now i cannot access System Preference in anyway, it's just stuck in Spaces:mad:

    Any kind of help would be AWESOME (^_^)
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    The only way i think this could be solved is through terminal.app. Although i don't know if it is possible and i certainly don't know the commands!
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Ouch, that's a weird one.

    Have you tried just disabling Spaces entirely until you can get control of that window? I can't see how that wouldn't work.

    Alternately, you could delete its preference file (com.apple.systempreferences.plist) from ~/Library/Preferences (that is, your user one)--it stores the remembered window location (and probably not much else). Not sure if that is where the Space it belongs to is stored, though, so that might not fix it.
     
  4. RusJusMuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm...i would die just to know a way to stop this... :mad:

    i can not access other programs as well which were set to open in 5th & 6th Spaces

    they are all just stuck between Spaces:confused: *FRUSTRATED*
     
  5. RusJusMuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can not disable Spaces because i can't access System Preference:(
    is there another way to disable Spaces??

    i deleted the (com.apple.systempreferences.plist)
    didn't work (>..<")

    thank you anywayz :)
     
  6. yippy macrumors 68020

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    If you quit the program (right click dock icon, choose close) and reopen, does it work?

    Also, have you restarted the computer since uninstalling that program?
     
  7. RusJusMuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, quitting & restarting the app(s) does not work

    Yes, i have restarted like 3-4 times:(
     
  8. RusJusMuz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it working :D **Like OMFSM** XD lol

    i figured out that the dock/Dashboard & Spaces/Expose processes are linked
    so i deleted the { com.apple.dock.plist } file & restarted
    YESH!! XO

    (Path:- Home-->Library-->Preference-->com.apple.dock.plist)

    (^_______^)
     
  9. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    nice job! thanks for letting us know how you did it. You had a tricky one there. haha!
     
  10. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Not tricky enough for the man. RusJusMuz. Way to go... :D
     

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